As the US and Canada remained locked in intense trade negotiations, which both US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said could see a breakthrough by Friday, the trade war with China has been put into auto-drive.
That is not for lack of a sincere desire to negotiate on the part of Beijing, prominent Chinese academics said recently, as quoted by Germany’s Die Welt. The problem, they seemed to agree, was the fact that there was no concrete contact from the Trump administration with whom to negotiate.
The Americans should just “say what they want,” said Yu Yongding, a respected economist and former top academic at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). “But I’m afraid they cannot even do that.” Trump is just too “self-absorbed,” Yu added, noting that the US president’s attention had shifted to the midterm elections in early November.
Yu, who has also served as a policy adviser at the People’s Bank of China, went a step further to call Trump “weird,” describing some of his decisions as “idiotic.”
According to Die Welt, CASS issued a rare invitation for journalists to interview nine economists and policy experts at the government think-tank’s Institute for American Studies. In conversations, the academics were eager for reporters to “write about it!” China wants “serious negotiations,” they said.
Wu Baiyi, the director of the institute, made clear that the problem for the Chinese was Trump’s mercurial nature. He undercut his own negotiators after they made a deal to avert a tariff tit-for-tat in May, and Wu said the US president “is not consistent with his own words.”
Actually think tanks in China are smiling !
Really? Xi walks up to the podium, declares himself Emperor for life and Trump’s mental health is the one the Chinese are worried about? This is laughable.
President Trump has been constant on China for decades, China has stolen our technology , bribed corrupt politicians and taken advantage of America .Now their going to pay the price.But please keep underestimating president Trump.
Well president Trump tried for peace , it was a long shot but worth a try.
Its obvious Trump is a previleged retard manchild with a vague understanding of what HE want but is way over his heads in actual reality. Just ignore the fool until he SLOWLY learns the ropes and clear his mind enough. Meanwhile just slap him back whenever he does soemthing rash anhd let reality sinks in. The real beijing already said not looking for deals until after november election ie distraction for the manchild. If Trump is still an idiot after that can wait even longer, no hurry.
LoL, despairing over what? China is busy thinking of new ways to make her people even more prosperous, unlike western regimes and their ilks busy devising new tricks to cause their people even more miserable than ever in the name of profiting the elites 🙂
trump? Who’s that? What was the name of the new puppet ruling u-s-a?
Despair from China what a joke , not long into the trade war and China is feeling it , maybe China should look at the despair from other Asian countries on what it’s doing in the south China sea
And US has been taking advantage of the world via currency manipulation for decades. Why did your president took dollar off gold standards back in 70s? You were printing more fake money than you have REAL ASSETS to back up your fake economy even then, and since then you have only been getting worse. US only 5% of world’s population but consumes close to 30% of world’s resources with her consumer economy. Why is that so eh? Keep that ignorant arragoance up and watch things blow up in your trumptard face. Much more honourable US men setup the system after world war II, ignorant morons following a manchild in this age will destroy it in the stupidest way possible.
Tanks ? What there are some more students in Tianamen Sq to crush ?
Wasim Akhtar No, just the US elites are venial
Qian Deng Dont forget the 1m Uighurs in concentration camps. China run by the CPC is no pleasure palace.
How much gelt do Winnie Xi Poohs children have ? Trump is certainly an unpleasant chap, but do you trust the CPC ?
So why are Chinese getting so upset about anything they dont agree with….. small organ syndrome ?
ummm… abit like Winne Xi pooh and how much wealth his family have.
Can you google it, no…. not under China’s firewall !
Shiraz Shivji And ? So Winnie Xi Pooh is emperor for life ? It didnt end up well with mao, 70m dead !
Peter Seo, Qian Deng – China has simply sinked into unsatiable greed, and she is so delusional in thinking she really have the right to posture the way she behaves. China is like a mendicant that was shown western generosity, provided the chance to be the hub of hi-tech products & all sorts of machineries & all gadgets; however after learning the western ways, they are akin to a homeless fellow who after being provided shelter, abused his/her benefactors generosity by forcing his benefactor out of his own house during moments of forgetfullness as he age. Despicable ingtates
First to ask for the negotiation is obviously on the lower end of the bargain. I huess china is losing this trade war. Haha
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